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After having a hugely successful year in 2014 with Guardians of the Galaxy and The Lego Movie, actor Chris Pratt is set to star in the sequel Jurassic World releasing in June. Image ©2015 Universal Pictures

Could 2015 Be Another Year of Remakes and Sequels at the Cinema?

The live action movie Cinderella opens in theaters on March 13, indicating once again that fresh ideas appear to be a sparse commodity in theaters where sequels and remakes already dominate the big screens.

Movie marquees in 2014 were plastered with titles that included a “2”—Rio 2, How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Dumb and Dumber To. Then there were the sequels—Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Audiences will get a look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 this November.

But Cinderella and Mockingjay Part 2 aren’t the only remakes or sequels in the works for 2015. Universal Studios is releasing Jurassic World on June 12. The movie picks up on events 22 years after Jurassic Park and stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt as park staff who work at a new exhibit designed to boost attendance at the park.

Marvel and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation are reimaging Fantastic Four with a quartet of fresh new faces including Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Michael B. Jordan. The four young scientists become superhuman after one of their experiments go awry leaving each of them with new powers that allow them to save the world. The reboot is set to release August 7.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation is also behind the remake of the Frankenstein story set to release in October. Daniel Radcliffe grows out his hair to play the troubled young assistant Igor in the movie Victor Frankenstein. James McAvoy takes on the role of medical student Victor Von Frankenstein in this origin story that leads to the legend that lives on today.

 

More details about the movies mentioned in this post…

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

Bringing order to the galaxy -one disorderly super hero at a time.

The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie

Viewers will feel giddy as a kiddy with a new box of Legos

Fantastic Four (2015)

Fantastic Four (2015)

The Fantastic Four gets another crack at trying to save mankind.

Cinderella (2015)

Cinderella (2015)

Disney takes on the Cinderella story once again...

Jurassic World

Jurassic World

Didn't anyone learn anything from past mistakes?

Victor Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein

A good idea goes bad.

Rio 2

Rio 2

Blu the Macaw is a bird out of water when he ventures into the Amazon rainforest

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

At the center of this tangled web is OSCORP.

Dumb and Dumber To

Dumb and Dumber To

They may have gotten older, but they haven't gotten smarter.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

How to Train Your Dragon 2

A dragon is a man's best friend.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

The rebels bunker down for the big fight.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

The hunger may finally be satisfied.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

A treasure is a dragon's best friend.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

It may be a new season in his life, but the Captain is still determined to defend his country.